Mary Morton Parsons Jazz Masters

The VCU Mary Morton Parsons Jazz Masters: Profs. Mike Ess (guitar), J.C. Kuhl (sax), Victor Dvoskin (bass), and Tony Martucci (drums), here performing with Profs. Taylor Barnett (trumpet) and Antonio GarcĂ­a (trombone).

The Mary Morton Parsons Jazz Masters are a group of jazz musicians who are adjunct faculty in the Jazz Studies Program at VCU. As the Jazz Masters they provide jazz instruction and appreciation for elementary, middle and high school students throughout Richmond and beyond.

The mission of the Jazz Masters is to acquaint children with jazz. They present solo and group sessions as requested by schools: workshops, concerts, master classes and one-on-one instruction. These activities are funded by a permanent endowment that was donated by patrons of jazz through a challenge grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation.

If you are interested in bringing the VCU Jazz Masters to your community, contact J.C. Kuhl.